Nintendo Lowers Wii Price4 May, 2011 By: Chris Tribbey
Nintendo has lowered the list price of its Wii gaming system to $149.99 and is launching a line of $20 “Nintendo Selects” games.
Starting May 15 the new Wii system package will include either a black or white console, the Mario Kart Wii game and a matching colored Wii Wheel accessory, replacing the previously included Wii Sports and Wii Sports Resort games.
The new collection of Wii games include The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess, Animal Crossing: City Folk, Mario Super Sluggers and Wii Sports, which will be available for the first time as a standalone software purchase.
“From the day it launched, Wii has let players of all ages and experience levels have fun with one another,” Nintendo of America president Reggie Fils-Aime said. “The new suggested retail pricing for both the hardware and select games will help create more of these magical moments for even greater numbers of people.”